Leap of faith

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

Out composer Joseph Thalken wades into new waters via his collaboration with the Bruce Wood Dance Project   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com You could call Joseph Thalken a late bloomer. Take for instance: He didn’t compose his first piece, which he dubbed “Late Autumn Leaf,” until he was already six years old! […]

Let’s talk about sex (education)

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 6:15am

Joshua Peugh explores gay sexuality in his world premiere for Dark Circles Although Joshua Peugh has only been back in the U.S. for a few years, he’s already engendered quite a following — he was labeled one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2015, and no less than the New York Times has […]


Posted on 03 Mar 2017 at 6:30am

For Jacques Heim, artistic director of Diavolo, diversity is important to the balance of a dance company Jacques Heim’s decision to study dance was not motivated, as one might suspect, by inherent litheness or a natural sense of rhythm. The Paris native, in fact, originally dreamed of becoming an actor when he entered the U.S. […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]

Breaking: TITAS announces new season lineup of 11 shows

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 at 8:01pm

Breaking: TITAS announces new season lineup

The air up there

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 6:30am

Out choreographer Jamal Story takes to the heavens for Black History Month with aerial ballet for Dallas Black Dance Theatre ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Jamal Story is the first to admit that, as a gay man in the dance world, he’s lucked out professionally. In addition to touring with Madonna as one of […]

Let’s hear it for the Boyz

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 6:30am

BalletBoyz may be an all-male troupe, but don’t expect a campy take on dance during its Dallas debut ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com When William Trevitt co-founded his U.K.-based dance modern troupe BalletBoyz around 2000, he and co-founder Michael Nunn were not setting out to turn the world of dance on its head. […]

A year in the arts

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

The upcoming season of theater, dance, music, art and more — at a glance In addition to the highlights of the arts season (Page 26), there’s lost more to keep you occupied from now until next summer. Here’s the lineups for more than 20 local arts organizations, from theater to ballet, opera to music, comedy […]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of […]


Posted on 10 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

Choreographer Danielle Georgiou assembled an all-male cast of dancers to explore the experience of what it means to be a man, gay or straight, in the world today. What they discovered surprised even them ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Danielle Georgiou grew up with a tomboy sensibility — wearing boys’ T-shirts and playing […]